Stainless steel finishes on appliances seem to be a magnet for fingerprints, even more so when there are kids in the house. Luckily, there are several ways to keep your stainless steel appliances clean and shiny.

How to Remove Fingerprints from Stainless Steel Appliances

The important thing to keep in mind when cleaning stainless steel is to NEVER use any type of abrasive cleaning solution or rough scratchy cleaning pads. Abrasive products will leave behind marks and scuffs which are very difficult and sometimes impossible to remove.

Microfiber Cloth

Use a microfiber cloth to wipe away fingerprints. These cloths are available at most grocery stores or hardware stores. They’re perfect for quickly buffing away minor smudges and fingerprints. Wipe in a circular motion to buff away oily spots.

Stainless Steel Cleaning Cloth

For more thorough cleaning, use a pre-moistened stainless steel cleaning cloth.  You can find these in your local grocery store cleaning aisle. These wipes will polish away most grease and oils.

Hot Water

If you find caked on food residue on your stainless steel, use hot water and a soft cloth to moisten and loosen the gunk. Then use stainless steel cleaning cloths or a microfiber cloth to finish the cleaning.

These simple steps will keep your stainless steel looking great.